John Newton passed away on 21st Dec 1807 aged 82.
John Newton is a member of the following lists: 18th-century English Anglican priests, English Calvinist and Reformed ministers and British slave traders.
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John Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807) was an English sailor, in the Royal Navy for a period, and later a captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire for two decades, and also wrote hymns, known for "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken".
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